Essays by Leo Steinberg
Essays by Leo Steinberg encompasses Steinberg’s long career in a five-volume series comprising published essays, many revised for the series, as well as previously unpublished lectures and texts. Each volume contains approximately 250 reproductions, half of them in color. The first two volumes cover his work on Michelangelo. The third represents other old masters, among them Filippo Lippi, Mantegna, Pontormo, Caravaggio, Guercino, and Velázquez as well as lectures on the primacy of images in art historical methodology. The fourth volume will be devoted to Steinberg’s extensive work on Picasso, including Steinberg's acclaimed but unpublished lectures. Other modern masters— Cézanne, Monet, Max Ernst, Hans Haacke, Rauschenberg—are the subject of the final volume, which also presents the texts of lectures on artists’ portrayals of their wives and “Art Minus Criticism Equals Art.” The series assembles the most significant of Steinberg’s wide-ranging and challenging art historical interpretations, until now only available in diverse journals and catalogs with black-and-white reproductions.